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7.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$350.00
Average Mileage:
111,750 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. repair wiring (1 reports)
  3. replace fuel pump (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012013

Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The bed must be removed to get to the top of the tank and expose the pump. The bed is secured by a few bolts and comes right off. The wires leading to the pump rub against the bed where a frame fail is. Have to cut and splice in a new section and then shrink wrap to make it work again. It was arcing against the frame right next to the gas tank. I'd imagine that could be a problem...

- , Frederick, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 252015

Ram 2500 XLT 5.9L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

Had it towed to the local dealership(Harold Ziegler) and told them the fuel pump went out AGAIN. They told me it was the computer and it would cost $2750 to fix. After replacing this part they called back and told me they also need a fuel pump(Hmmm), another $400. Not only do I wonder now about the computer(ECM) but when I did get the vehicle back the first thing I noticed walking up to the vehicle was how much louder it is. I took off down the road and tried to release the emergency brake because it felt sluggish. It was not engaged. I reset the fuel economy indicator and I drove both city and highway miles only to notice that my fuel economy has dropped by more than 20%. The dealership said they had no answers which is about the same as the answer I got on the Mopar chat line.

Any help from any of you would be appreciated.

- , Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 092010

Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

i am a dodge ram custumer for 20 years, when prices of gasoline go up i decided to change my 1500 ram for a diesel ram, the diesel fuel cost $0.25 per liter and today it's cost $0.82 per liter is about $3.20 per galon and i would have a costy repair of $7'000 in the defective fuel system. i will never going to buy another ram; i will change to chevrolet

- , Cabo Rojo, PR, Puerto Rico

problem #1

Jan 242010

Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 92,000 miles

DODGE AND CUMMINS STOPPED SERVICING PARTS FOR SYSTEM 2006.FUEL TRANSFER PUMP WAS LOCATED ON FILTER HOUSING . DODGE CAME OUT WITH A CONVERSION KIT THAT MOVED PUMP INTO FUEL TANK AT A COST OF $350 .CONTACTED DEALER WHERE I PURCHASED TRUCK THEY THEY COULD NOT LOOK AT TRUCK FOR 5 DAYS .TRUCK HAD QUIT DEAD IN MIDDLE OF ROAD BLOCKING TRAFFIC AND STREETCAR TRACKS. HAD TRUCK TOWED TO MY HOUSE DROPPED FUEL TANK TO CHECK PICK UP TUBE IT WAS CLEAR. DETERMINED PROBLEM WAS PUMP. INQUIRED ABOUT PARTS AND EXTENDED WARRANTY WAS INFORMED THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW IF WAS COVERED .WAS TOLD THAT ORIGINAL FUEL SYSTEM PUMP WAS NO LONGER AVAILABLE BUT A CONVERSION KIT WAS . KIT WAS BACK ORDERED TILL THE END OF MARCH. THEY LOCATED A KIT AT ANOTHER DEALER 30 MILES FROM MY HOUSE.I HAD ALREADY LOST 5 DAYS OF WORK. I DROVE TO DEALERSHIP AND BOUGH KIT AND INSTALLED IT. IN THE INSTRUCTION SHEET ON THE LAST PAGE IT STATED THAT IT WAS REIMBURSABLE

- , Bethel Park, PA, USA

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